Big Savage Tunnel will close Monday, Dec. 6th.

 All good things must come to an end ….  at least for a couple months. The Big Savage Tunnel will close for the winter Monday, December 6th. This is an annual seasonal closing to seal relatively warm air in the tunnel, and prevent ice from damaging the entrance and concrete liner. Thanks for visiting the…

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HEADS UP – Heavy vehicles on the GAP

  Somerset County is resurfacing the GAP between the Mason & Dixon Line (Mile 21) and Miller’s Run Trail Access/Sand Patch (Mile 28).  Between November 15th and the 24th. That includes the Big Savage Tunnel. The tunnel WILL NOT BE CLOSED during the work, but there will be big trucks coming through while trail users are going…

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Fall Color at Peak

  Fall color is a highlight of the season along the GAP in Somerset County.  The following two weeks will feature kaleidoscopic views all along the trail. Some Suggestions; Starting in Confluence, ride south 9 Miles to the Pinkerton Horn.  At Pinkerton, views from the High Bridge are spectacular. Add the Pinkerton Tunnel and the…

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Pizza, Espresso & Scones … Oh My!

Confluence welcomes two new restaurants!  The Tissue Farm opened an espresso and tea shop in May. The menu features espresso drinks, chai (made in-house), hot chocolate, teas, and lemonade located on Latrobe Ave.  Plus, locally made baked goods are on hand. A recent Five-Star Google Review sums it up; “Their espresso drinks and their cold press are…

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Outflow Campground Open

The popular Outflow Campground at Youghiogheny has reopened. Bikers are welcome to enjoy this convenient location next to the river, just below the outflow of the Youghiogheny Reservoir.  Camping sites are available with hammock hooks and nearby restrooms and showers.  The campground is a very short bike ride, or walk, to all of Confluence’s services…

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10 miles of GAP Reopens south of Boston

GAP Reopens Near Boston, PA The Regional Trail Corporation and Elizabeth Township will reopen a 10-mile section of the Great Allegheny Passage near Boston, Pa., on May 1, 2021. The opening follows a five-month closure to replace sewer lines running underneath the trail.  The project included a complete resurfacing and widening of the trail and the…

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The 9/11 Trail Opens

It’s Open, the 1st segment of the 9/11 Trail in Somerset County. The first 1.5 miles of the 9/11 Memorial Trail in Somerset County opened for public use, April 30th. Somerset County Commissioners Gerald Walker, Colleen R. Dawson, and Pamela A. Toker-Ickes joined Cindy Dunn, Pennsylvania Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources, Stephen Clark, Superintendant…

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Maintenance problem along the trail?

LET US KNOW! We maintain the GAP in Somerset Co. between the Mason-Dixon Line – Mile 20 and Confluence, Mile 62.  SCRTA volunteers are on the trail regularly, but to catch problems quickly – we rely on YOU, our visitors. If you come across a maintenance problem – tree down, landslide, washouts, damaged facilities, etc.,…

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Hey, it’s open. | Big Savage Tunnel is ready for you.

Big Savage Tunnel is ready for you. Bike or hike through the coolest 3,294.6 feet (1,004.2 m) of the Great Allegheny Passage.  Tunnel lights are on from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. An easy ride – 2.17 miles, is from the GAP Trailhead at Deal, PA to the tunnel. Just beyond the east end is the spectacular Big Savage…

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